FIRE ISLAND: Modern Images of America by Shoshanna McCollum: The birth of Fire Islands modern era may well be the day it was declared a national seashoreSeptember 11, 1964. From this day on, the barrier island would remain forever persevered under custody of the National Park Service. Today, automobiles are the exception, not the rule, thanks to men and women who fought to prevent a paved highway from being constructed on the barrier island over 50 years ago. The islands culture has always embraced its own distinct path. Fire Islands maritime roots are still evident and alternate lifestyles flourish, while the simple and mundane pleasures of a beautiful day at the beach remain intact. Fire Island continues to spark the imagination of tourists, vacationers, and residents alike who revel in the beauty of this unique place. Today, Fire Island is so many things to so many people. Arcadia Publishing. Author autographed and custom inscribed copies available at no additional charge.
FIRE ISLAND: Modern Images of America
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoodds, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the charchter of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local herritage, making history available to all.